Funeral For North Yorkshire PC Killed Responding to 999 Call
6:01am 22nd January 2013
The funeral of a North Yorkshire policeman, killed while answering a 999 call will take place in Leeds today. PC Andrew Bramma was killed when his police van went into a tree in West Tanfield near Ripon.
He leaves behind a widow - Kathryn - and two sons - three year old Jack and 11 month old Sam.
A fund has been set up to help provide for his two sons.
North Yorkshire Police Federation statement
“Since the tragic death of PC Andrew Bramma on Saturday 5 January 2013, we have been inundated with offers of support from police officers and members of the public from around the country. Some have already sent money and many others are asking how they can help Andrew’s family.
“In response, today we are launching the North Yorkshire Police Federation Fund for Andrew’s two sons, Jack and Sam.
“Jack is 3 years old, he has recently started in reception class at school which he is enjoying. He loves to create things with Playdough and likes to play games with his friends, pretending to be a shopkeeper.
“Jack is beginning to understand that his Daddy won’t be coming home.
“Sam is just 11-months-old and loves to play with noisy toys. Andrew was very proud when he saw Sam take his first steps, just a few days before he died.
“Sam is far too young to understand what has happened to his Daddy .
“Kathryn is now facing the prospect of bringing up Jack and Sam without the emotional, practical or financial support that Andrew would have given her.
“We cannot replace some of those things but we know she has a close family who will do all they can to support her.
“Where we can help is to secure a more stable financial future for Andrew’s family.
“The aim of this fund will be to enable Kathryn to give Jack and Sam at least the same opportunities that they would have had if Andrew had been there to provide for them throughout their childhood, into adolescence and beyond.”
“Details of how donations can be made are being published on the North Yorkshire Police website. We would encourage anyone who makes a donation to also leave a message in the Book of Condolence on the website.”
Statement from Temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick
“Andrew was a committed, enthusiastic officer who had recently transferred to North Yorkshire from Greater Manchester Police and was a very well respected and much-valued member of the force.
“Most tragically, Andrew leaves a wife, Kathryn, and two young children, Jack and Sam who are understandably devastated by his death.
“We are a force who care and we support each other and we wanted to do something appropriate to help Kathryn and the boys during this extremely difficult time and indeed in the future.”
Donations can be made by bank transfer to Unity Trust Bank Sort Code 08 60 01 Account Number 20303088 Account name ‘NYPF Jack and Sam Fund’, or by cheque payable to ‘NYPF Jack and Sam Fund’ and can be posted to North Yorkshire Police HQ, Newby Wiske, Northallerton, DL7 9HA or North Yorkshire Police Federation, The Police Station, Castlegate, Knaresborough, HG5 8AR.
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